My tutorial for this week is mini beaded flowers!
-Very small flower pot
-Czech Glass beads
This project was inspired by this little eye sore:
Someone had it sitting out front of their dorm room under a "free" sign. The paint was pretty dirty/ugly, but I thought I could make something pretty with it!
Step 1: Paint your mini flower pot.
So much better than that orange/red!
Step 2: Start making the beaded flowers. On a long piece of wire, string around 35 seed beads. Leave a long tail, and then twist the wire around the bead group into a loop a few times. Repeat this three more times. I varied the sizes of my petals slightly, using 35 seed beads for two petals and about 25 for the other two.
Make two of these. Make sure you keep long wire tails! You will need them.
Step 3: Place petal set A on top of petal set B. Wrap the wire tail of petal set A around the middle of petal set A and B.
Don't worry about the wires looking pretty on the front or back, it will be covered up.
Step 4: Twist the remaining wire tails together on the backside of your flower.
Step 5: String a 6mm Czech glass bead onto the middle of a piece of wire. Thread it through the middle of the flower.
Step 6: Secure the center bead to the center of the flowers by tightly twisting the wire tails around each other on the back of the flower.
Step 7: Twist both of the twisted wire tail groups together.
Step 8: Cover all of the wire stems with florist tape
Trim off any excess stem with wire cutters, and you've got a flower!
I made three
Then, I filled my little flower pot with sand and stuck them in!
So itty bitty and cute! I think it would look cute if I made three sets and put them on a little shelf. For now, they'll be hanging out on a window sill (left) in my dorm or on my dresser (right)
You can get these mini flower pots for super cheap too! I found a pack of three at the dollar store for when I want to make more.
I'll be linking up to all of these great link parties!